So we were more than a little pleased to see that it's resurrecting what Electronista calls one of its best-known models. The "Boomslang Collector's Edition 2007" updates its original design with a titanium finish and a distinctive green glow "that adds an eerie effect and also helps locate the mouse in a darkened room during a game session." No price has been disclosed yet for the … Read more
The American public will get its first chance to buy the iPhone at 6 p.m. in each local time zone, Apple confirmed Wednesday.
Somehow, I don't think Apple and AT&T will have two-for-one specials on the iPhone, but my New York-based colleagues will be the first to see how crowds react to the release of the iPhone at 6 p.m. ET. Those of us out here in California will have to wait until 6 p.m. our time for the official release of the phone, in yet another blatant example of East Coast bias.
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Asia gets all the cool stuff. Case in point: the iRiver X20, a flash MP3 player with tons of features and good sound quality. Why iRiver decided to keep this lovely device from the Americans is beyond me, but luckily I've tracked down a site that sells the player in the States. (And by "I", I mean one astute CNET reader.) The player pretty much lives up to iRiver standards, aside from a slightly cheap-feeling design. Still, a nice-looking screen, good audio playback, and plenty of features easily make up for that fact. Check out our review … Read more
Get ready for another wacky, or perhaps naughty, cell phone dangle from our friends in Japan. We've seen dangles of drunks and golden turds already, but now we turn our attention to Strapya-world's latest winner: "sexy underwear" dangles. For just $8.79 you, too, can attach a miniature piece of lingerie to your phone. The bras and panties (just for the record, I never thought I'd write those two words in a tech blog) are sold separately, but you can combine them to make a matching set. Styles include fairy garden, spear panther, midnight purple, … Read more
Sprint's Samsung UpStage remains one of the most interesting cell phones introduced this year. With its dual-sided design, it certainly stands out among the cell phone crowd. True, not everyone will love the constant flipping motion, but you have to give Samsung props for originality.
Today the UpStage received a breath of fresh air when Sprint and Samsung introduced a new version in bright red. All the features are the same, and you can get it from the bargain-basement price of $99 starting June 18.
As one might expect, I get a lot of press e-mails, and most of them fail to amuse me. That's not to say they're bad--many are quite useful and even interesting. Most of them are just not particularly funny. However, I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a chuckle out of one that I received this morning with the subject "Sprint's Pop 10 playlist." At first glance, it seemed innocuous enough, but then I got to the meat of the thing: the actual playlist. The title? Paris Hilton Goes to Jail...… Read more
One of the first things you'll need to do with your new iPhone is register with the iTunes Store in order to activate the handset.
Apple revealed the requirement in an e-mail sent Tuesday to those who had registered to receive e-mail updates on the TMHGIH (The Most Hyped Gadget In History). Presumably, most of the iPhone early adopters will be Apple devotees with current iTunes Store accounts, but for those who don't have an account already, have your credit card ready during the iPhone setup process.
Why would Apple do this? For one thing, iTunes is the … Read more
So, I'm not quite able to visualize exactly how this gadget works, but I kind of want one. It'll cost you $10. I really like pineapples, and this is supposed to work like a corkscrew for them. Apparently, you get yourself a pineapple, chop the top off, and then core and slice it with this wacky little tool. Then, presumably, you can eat the pineapple slices.
The household battle for dominance of the remote control is a launching pad for a thousand bad stand-up comedy routines--and even some more scholarly examinations. But the new Philips SRU8010 may be the first universal remote control that acknowledges gender viewing differences with prominently placed HIS and HERS buttons to access customized channel lineups. In fact, the SRU8010 can be programmed for up to six different users, each of whom can add more than 100 favorite channels to the remote's brilliant color screen--and the channels are all icon-based with the familiar network logos. The SRU8010 uses built-in wizards to … Read more